Sixth formers become Jubilee Mentors for BeatBullying

Sixth form students recently took part in BeatBullying’s intensive mentor training programme, thanks to support from The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust.

As part of the school’s established anti-bullying strategy and training programme, the sixth formers learned how to offer support to their peers in a unique course which harnesses the power of social networking for good.

The girls, who are all currently in year 12, received specialist training from BeatBullying staff, designed to enable them to help and support their peers with any bullying issue, whether on or off-line.

Headteacher Kathryn Pullen said: “We have a zero tolerance policy on bullying and girls know that we’re a school where it’s OK to tell. Cyber mentoring is an important way in which the girls can do something practical to make a difference through the positive power of social media.”

The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Trust has provided a grant to enable BeatBullying to train 2,500 young people as ‘Jubilee mentors’ over the course of 2013. This crucial support will mean these sixth formers will join the thousands of existing BeatBullying trained mentors in becoming anti-bullying advocates in their communities.

For more information on the scheme, visit www.beatbullying.org